Skip to main content

tv   KPIX 5 News at 6pm  CBS  November 13, 2013 6:00pm-7:01pm PST

6:00 pm
burned by hot metal. tesla emailed a statement this afternoon confirming the incident writing, "there was a failure in a low pressure aluminous casting press. three employees were injured by not metal from that press. we are making sure they have receive the best possible care" > everybody heard there was a fire at first so obviously respond a fire assignment. >> reporter: the fremont fire department instead started treating the injured workers and took them to santa clara valley medical center. the words tesla and fire have been linked in many headlines in the past few months. three model s cars caught fire since october the latest one last week in tennesee. there was no fire at the fremont factory as the fire department first thought. this afternoon, even before the fire engines left, the department notified cal-osha. >> our protocol anytime there is any industrial injury anywhere in the city of fremont we are required to notify osha, which is what we did. >> reporter: normally there are two types of people at tesla's fremont factory. there are workers churning out
6:01 pm
tesla's popular car, or interested buyers at the factory store. soon osha investigators will be on scene. they will try to figure out what exactly happened. osha investigators will interview witnesses to this incident and they will check out the equipment. the agency has six months to finalize a cause. live in fremont, ryan takeo, kpix 5. >> despite today's troubles for tesla, the electric car company's stock ended the day with a gain. it was up 90 cents. the bay bridge is the poster child for overruns and overbudget. taxpayers could be tied up in more projects like high-speed rail. kpix 5's ann notarangelo is in sacramento saying project managers are counting on us to put the past behind us. ann. >> reporter: ken, remember when they first told us about the new bay bridge? they said it would cost $1.3 billion. turns out it cost $6.4 billion.
6:02 pm
now they are telling us high- speed rail will cost $68 billion. wait until you hear how much they think it might cost now. >> welcome you. >> reporter: if misery loves company this was the room to be in. a state senate committee hearing chaired by concord democrat mark desaulnier on megaprojects, huge projects like the bay bridge costing $1 billion or more and how they are typically late and overbudget. not just in california but around the world. this professor skyped from oxford, england. >> most likely to misrepresent it to get going. >> reporter: it's called strategic bias, or lying. all those other things you suspected might come into play -- >> once costs start rising, they will never stop unless you make a major transformation. if the money is there, it will
6:03 pm
be spent. >> reporter: like the big dig in boston started aat $2.5 billion and ended up $15 billion. but people have forgotten because the three-hour drive is now 30 minutes. project managers are counting on our short-term memory. >> long after projects are built, the public tends to forget as we have in boston. >> reporter: we pay the price for that lack of vigilance. nine out of 10 projects go over budget and this has been going on for 70 years or more. so while technology has improved, our ability to estimate the final cost has not. the reasons why are long. optimism, poor oversight and accountability, and something called the christmas tree syndrome. things get added. a bay bridge that was going to be repaired is then going to be replaced then going to be a signature span. >> one notable christmas tree ornament that we put on the bridge was $180 million bike path. >> reporter: the subject matter
6:04 pm
is timely as construction on california's high-speed rail begins a project estimated to cost $68 billion and take a decade or more to complete. more or less. >> at this stage. game, the possible outcomes are pretty broad at this stage of the game. it could be more or less but what we don't know is exactly what it will cost. >> reporter: you don't think $68 billion is an accurate number? >> historically it's not from around the world so you can expect that number to be twice or three times the amount. >> reporter: that's a range of $136 billion to $204 billion. senator desaulnier says if the state can't figure out how to stay close to the budget, the public will lose confidence and not support the bond measures that often go with them. he says that could end up being catastrophic for california's economy. in sacramento, ann notarangelo, kpix 5. >> and senator desaulnier is hoping that caltrans and the private contractors will cooperate in the ongoing bay
6:05 pm
bridge hearings. if they don't, he says he will subpoena them to testify. janet napolitano is starting off her tenure as uc president with a bang. today, she told the regents she want to freeze tuition at all 10 campuses. kpix 5's phil matier barrett- jackson down the numbers. >> reporter: it's going to be interest because it's going to take money from sacramento to get going. >> i'm glad i won't be paying more. >> reporter: that was the reaction among cal undergrads today to word that university of california president janet napolitano is going to try to keep the lid on tuition for at least another year. >> we are going to fight very hard to that there will be no tuition increase. >> reporter: good news for both students and their parents, who have seen tuition climb from $5,684 in 2004 to over $10,000
6:06 pm
in 2010, to the current $12,192 a year. >> it's going to take all of us fighting together and we will. the regents are very strong with this. i have had good response from sacramento so far. >> reporter: the hope is that the state will help make up some of the $121 million that the freeze will cost. but napolitano appears confident. >> let me just say we put the mark her out there. >> reporter: to avoid big price jumps in the future. >> i put myself in the shoes of the family of an entering student, and they are trying to ascertain how much, you know, getting a bachelor's degree at the university of california is going to cost. >> reporter: while a tuition freeze is a sure win with students, it will cost. and it does come at a time when zoom uc workers and staff are threat -- when some uc workers and staff are threatening to strike over pay and safety issues brought in part by budget cuts. >> we hope out hope that president napolitano when she fully understands the scope of the problems will take
6:07 pm
leadership to bring the uc back to where they need to be for the sake of our patients and students. >> reporter: there is of course a political angle to all of this. governor jerry brown sold his proposition 30 tax increase to voters in part on the promise that it would stabilize tuitions at uc and cal state campuses. it's interesting to note that the tuition freeze will run through the governor's re- election year. coincidence? >> no. it's also the budget i'm writing is the same thing so that's the coincidence. >> reporter: now, as a former governor herself of arizona, and homeland security chief, president napolitano is no stranger to politics or public relations. today's announcement got her off on a good foot with the governor and with the students that she will be overseeing. elizabeth? >> it was certainly the headline today, phil. what are some of her other priorities, though? >> reporter: that's interesting. another key priority of hers is to stabilize tuition from now on. another one is community college to get more kids and
6:08 pm
young adults in from community colleges into the uc system. but also, once they're here, to give them the help they need to make the adjustment. uc has had a problem with them, as well. so we have two goals in mind. we'll see how she does in the coming months. >> both things students should be happy about. thank you, phil. tonight some people in the bay area are still looking for missing family members in the typhoon-ravaged philippines. but as our da lin shows us, that is not stopping them from organizing relief efforts halfway across the world. >> they don't have any more homes to go back to in the evacuation center right now. >> reporter: it took michelle a few days to find her cousins and grandparents in the philippines. they are safe. but their house and town are wiped out. >> they went back there to see -- they couldn't even locate the exact area of the house. >> reporter: many filipino- americans living in vallejo share similar stories.
6:09 pm
in fact, vallejo has a 20% filipino population and a nearby hercules, one-third of the residents are filipino. >> our house was blown out. >> injured his leg because of falling debris. >> reporter: two of lily's cousins are still missing. >> hopefully, that they can be found and saved. >> reporter: with roads blocked and banks damaged, they can't send money back to their families. >> i do feel helpless. i feel like. to be there for them. >> reporter: but that's not stopping people from doing their part. some city and community leaders met this afternoon to plan fundraisers. one event at this community center this saturday and two more in december. also the filipino community center of solano county has just begun accepting donations. >> in the past, we have gone out to fellow filipinos. our plan this year is to involve the business community. >> reporter: they are hoping
6:10 pm
for big turnouts at the upcoming fundraisers. >> we come together so that they can rise again and recover. >> reporter: in vallejo, i'm da lin, kpix 5. >> in san francisco community organizations and civic leaders launched task force haiyan today to help send money and donations directly to the typhoon victims. the group says by partnering locally in the philippines, they are able to get money and supplies to the victims a lot quicker than some of the bigger organizations. >> our donations are going directly to grassroots community partners in the philippines. this includes ngo's, schools, churches, people's organizations, that are there. >> we have already wired the bulk of our donations to the philippines. >> mayor ed lee and the new task force say the best way to help is to donate money through reliable organizations with ties to those on the ground in the philippines. and we are doing our part and we inviewed you to go along -- invite you to go along with us. kpix 5 is partnering with the red cross to raise money for typhoon victims.
6:11 pm
we'll have a phone bank tomorrow from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. all day long. you can also find information on how you can help right now on our website, kpix.com. the bay area shaken by more small earthquakes. the seismic activity in a place that's often overlooked when people think earthquake. >> the weather really didn't cooperate. that's why growers are so surprised the early harvest and a taste of sweet success. >> that is a warm day -- how does a warm day lead to a cold day on the same day? pleasanton hit 80. walnut creek 79. that warm inland weather helped draw in fog. golden gate bridge, only 60 today. what about the weekend? the forecast coming up. >> coming up at 6:30, a heads up move by a bay area commuter. how a passenger stopped a moving train without a driver.
6:12 pm
6:13 pm
6:14 pm
morning.. the latest in a sg rocking out in the east bay again today. did you feel it? another one. 3.4 this time, a quake jolting san ramon this morning. the latest in a string of earthquakes to hit that area. was the fourth small quake around the bay area in the past two days. should we be concerned, worried? len ramirez tells us, kind of hard to say right now. lenny, what's up? >> reporter: yeah, there is no science behind the notion that having these smaller earthquakes relieves pressure on some of the faults. that's kind of a myth in the bay area. but what i can tell you is that we're standing at one of what are now six mini epicenters from the series of quakes. they haven't done any damage but coming one after the other certainly is shaking people up. >> my first and hopefully my last earthquake. >> reporter: some pampering at a san ramon day spa what the perfect follow-up of going through her first earthquake ever. >> it didn't frighten me but
6:15 pm
got my attention, shocked me. when i realized what it was, i went, oh, my! >> reporter: the 3.4 quake hit at 9:30 this morning centered inside the crow canyon country club. there were no reports of damage but it was the sixth in a series of small quakes to hit the san ramon area since friday. john sanders felt the pounding of yesterday's 2.9 quake while stopped in his car. it was centered near canyon lakes drive and bollinger canyon lane. >> i felt the car shake and i looked in my mirror. i thought the behind me hit me, you know, just tapped into me. and he didn't. i said, what was that? and then i found out later it was the earthquake. >> what has occurred so far really is nothing unusual. >> reporter: the usgs says the danville san ramon corridor is one of the most seismically active parts of the area. it's along the calaveras fault and many smaller faults branch out around it. >> san ramon is right over here. and you can see the san ramon valley is just basically filled up with earthquake epicenters. >> reporter: dr. david schwartz
6:16 pm
says it's too soon to call it a swarm of earthquakes and there's no way to tell if the series of quakes means a bigger one is more or less likely for the region. >> right now we have only had six earthquakes. we don't know if they will continue or if today's 3.4 was the last one. if they continue then we'll probably refer to it as a swarm. but right now it's a series of small earthquakes in the seismically active area. >> reporter: and what the scientists are saying is what we're seeing here is really nothing compared to what this region is capable of. in fact, in 1990 near alamo, there were 351 measurable quakes over a span of just 42 days. reporting live in san ramon, len ramirez, kpix 5. >> i remember that very well. so is it a swarm? well, the term is very loosely defined anywhere from 15 or 20 to hundreds of quakes in a very short period of time. we'll see. the summer-like temperatures are lasting well
6:17 pm
into november. and for citrus growers, the warmer conditions are welcome news. cbs reporter cambi brown on how the heat is helping this year's harvest. >> this has been a perfect picture year for us. >> reporter: citrus grower tony aguilar was worried at first by this summer's unusually long heat wave on top of the lack of rain. that worry disappeared as soon as he tasted his mandarins. >> great fruit, very sweet. and early season. >> reporter: the only downfall to the early season is customers thinking the fruit won't taste as good. >> our customers weren't expecting it. so they are a little taken aback that we started this early. >> reporter: while the weather has been great for this year's harvest, the dryness of the ground is a big concern for next year. >> the trees could use a drink. >> reporter: usually tony says there's been two decent
6:18 pm
rainfalls by now. but not this year. >> if it's dry all winter and they start throttling back some of the water, then that could be a big issue for us. >> reporter: a problem tony will worry about when it happens because right now, he is enjoying the fruits of his labor. firefighters are also concerned about a lack of rainfall even saying that there's the possibility the state could have a drought. for kpix 5, i'm cambi brown. all righty, then. we have earthquakes. we have, you know, still threat of fire in parts of the state because of all the dry weather. >> the weather service said that fire season started a month early and lasting a month longer. fire danger will stay elevated through thanksgiving because it's still dry. just because the calendar says mid-november it hasn't rained yet. as you look at the forecast we'll see in about two minutes not much changing although you have a big change in the drive home today or heading across the golden gate. you at the golden gate had an
6:19 pm
afternoon temperature of 56. now contrast that with the temperatures that we saw in sonoma, 80 today. livermore 79. san francisco 77. redwood city 74 a record high for the day. san jose you hit 74. san francisco before the fog came in, 70 but then between 2:00 and 3:00 this afternoon, you dropped from 70 down to 55 degrees. that's that rush of marine air that can often happen when inland areas heat up. we have nothing on the radar. we will have nothing on the radar for a while. kpix 5 hi-def doppler completely dry. now we have to talk about october and november being dry it only happened once without a drop of rain for the two months back in 1890 the last time it happened. we are not going to do that because we did get a trace of rainfall yesterday but back in 1959, in that october-november, we only had a trace. that's the pace that we're on right now only happening two times before in the bay area's history and we have 165 years of weather data. maybe you have a question about the drought, rain chances, any
6:20 pm
weather questions you have tonight's the night between 7:00, clock i'll be sitting at the computer for a twitter weather chat @pauldeannokpix. i'll answer your questions even if it goes beyond 8:00. nobody is holding a stopwatch. high pressure building in that means tomorrow and friday and the next several days will be dry because storm track is up to the north. sunny skies. one change for the weekend. low pressure scoots by to our north and east. we'll get a glancing blow, cloudier, cooler but the cold stuff talking about freezing temperatures down to florida will envelope much of the country but that ridge of high pressure will not only block the rainfall, it's also going to block the cold. we'll be cooler but nowhere as cold as the rest of the country so we are being protected on many different levels by that ridge. highs tomorrow not as warm but still above normal. oakland 5 degrees above your average of 64. your high 69. mountain view 68 tomorrow. napa 73. livermore a sunny 72 degrees. why not some more sunshine on
6:21 pm
friday wrapping up the week? saturday cool, cloudy, 60s. someone chilly. nice that we live someplace where chilly is mid-60s in november. monday, tuesday highs around 70. this is something big. it's not a little subtle change that's going to get us out of this. a wholesale change in this pattern and right now it ain't happening. >> i'm thinking rain dance. >> i think you have to do it. we have been asking you for it but now we're desperate. "covered california," is this a successor a disappointment so far -- is this a success or a disappointment so far? ahead we'll look at how many people have signed up. >> and why some parts of the bay area are being blasted with soy. announcer: right now at sleep train, announcer: on beautyrest and posturepedic. ves choose $300 in free gifts with tempur-pedic. even choose 48 months interest-free financing on the new tempur-choice. the triple choice sale is on now at sleep train.
6:22 pm
to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor, a feeding frenzy to say the least. a turkey from safeway is just what they crave. a hero of the table, "so delicious" they'll rave. fresh, natural, frozen. it's the best selection around.
6:23 pm
spend $30 and a frozen safeway turkey is just 59 cents a pound. so raise your glass, pull up a chair, grab a plate. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. safeway. ingredients for life. they're not good. here in california, they're not much better. but louisa hodge tes igning up more peo new numbers are out on obamacare enrollment. nationally, they are not good.
6:24 pm
here in california, they're not much better. but louisa hodge tells us we're signing up more people than the federal government is. >> reporter: daniel beverly says for him navigating the "covered california" website was surprisingly simple. >> they actually [ indiscernible ] for medi-cal and i finished the application through them. >> reporter: dana howard deputy director of communications of "covered california" says new numbers show that momentum is building as more and more consumers are starting to enroll. >> it could have been a better entry but the fact is is that people are getting enrolled not by just a few thousand but by the tens of thousands. >> reporter: "covered california" and the california department of healthcare services announced that applications were started for an estimated 370,000 people seeking coverage in october. nearly 86,000 of them were eligible for coverage through "covered california" and about 72,000 people were eligible for
6:25 pm
medi-cal. in october, 30,380 people about 1,000 a day enrolled in "covered california" healthcare. through november 12 another 29,000 customers were selected and enrolled in their "covered california" health insurance plan showing the number of people enrolling is doubling. mike says he recently lost his job and has no health insurance. but he says "covered california" healthcare seems too expensive. >> i keep looking and -- but i don't know. i don't know if i'm going to sign up or not. >> may not be a lower premium up front. but the amount of cost sharing, your co-pays and deductibles will make it more affordable. >> reporter: in pasadena, louisa hodge, kpix 5. >> nationwide about 106,000 people selected health plans in october. the white house had hoped for half a million. it could be a sign of the bay area's red-hot housing market is cooling off just a little bit. home sales in october up 6.4% over september.
6:26 pm
research firm dataquick reports close to 7600 homes were sold last month. but the experts say home prices showed only a slight increase. the average sale price was actually under $540,000. that is up less than 2% from september. coming up in our next half hour, frantic moments on a packed bay area train. how a rider stopped that train after it took off without a driver. >> a new green tactic in the war on tagging. how bay area eyesores are being blasted away with soy. >> it's a major privacy problem. >> the security flaw we uncovered that lets people access your old email accounts even your passwords. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
6:27 pm
6:28 pm
i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible.
6:29 pm
now at 6:30: the frantic moments on a bay area train after passenge one driving. somebody was not even driving the bus, it was just going. >> now at 6:30 the frantic moments on a bay area train after passengers realized there's nobody driving. to make matters worse, the muni train was packed with passengers at the time. it happened this morning on a train between the castro and foresthill stations. mark kelly joins us live tonight from where it all started. mark, what happened and where
6:30 pm
was the driver? >> no passengers were injured in any of this. in fact, when the train went off without the driver, it was the passengers who saved the day. the wild ride started around 10:20 wednesday morning with about three dozen passengers on board. according to the mta, it started when the train doors at the castro station would not shut. the driver hopped out of the booth to check the problem but the mta director says the driver forgot to do one very important thing. >> there is no evidence at this point that the emergency brake was used in the train. >> reporter: his team is now evaluating the computer system to verify not pulling the emergency brake was the single error the driver made. fortunately passengers thought quickly pulling the emergency brake in the train forcing it to stop and help to arrive. >> i need to really express my
6:31 pm
appreciation to the passengers on that train for staying put and allowing us to get them help and move the train along. >> reporter: but when we asked other muni passengers what they would do in the same situation, some were stumped. what would you do if that happened when you were on it? >> i would be scared. [ laughter ] >> reporter: what would you do in that kind of situation? >> hang on and enjoy the ride? [ laughter ] >> reporter: mta says the passengers were in no danger. even with the driver, a computer system runs the trains. >> that's something that i wanted to be clear on that the train was being supervised the whole time by the train control system. >> reporter: so we are told the driver is experienced and in fact is a senior staffer. he will be on leave though while all this is being investigated. live in the castro, mark kelly, kpix 5. >> mta says the train traveled about a quarter mile without the driver before it finally came to a safe stop. bay area headlines. a nasty accident in sonoma
6:32 pm
county injured five workers with the california conservation corps. their truck flipped over after a pickup slammed into it on lakeville highway this morning. that road was briefly shut down. the pickup driver was hurt. it's don't trash california day. caltrans crews cleaned up bay area highways. chp was also out in force looking for litterbugs. caltrans spent about $50 million last year just picking up trashing. it was enough to fill more than 8,000 garbage trucks. san francisco's new weapon against graffiti is also easy on the environment. these backpack blasters can clean up paint on poles, walls and muni buses. the machines use soy-based products, dry ice and crushed recycled glass to remove graffiti. other machines use chemicals that can cause health problems and smog. do you have an old email account you haven't used in years? well, you might want to check it. coming up in tonight's consumerwatch, how someone else
6:33 pm
could be accessing your email, even your password. >> when you love something, it's not work. >> how this volunteer is helping nearly a million people in the bay area suffering from a chronic disease. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
6:34 pm
6:35 pm
address -- you may assume 's yours forever. turns out, that's not the case. julie s k when you sign up for an email address you may assume it's yours forever. it turns out that's not the case. julie watts shows us why you should think twice about those old email accounts you haven't checked in years. >> it says you have the use your name of your dreams. >> reporter: when yahoo recycled a batch of abandoned email addresses this year leslie jumped at the chance to request her childhood nickname for her email address. >> rosebud@yahoo.com. >> reporter: it was a
6:36 pm
nightmare. >> i started getting personal emails, phone bills, email from a child's school with private information. >> reporter: her new inbox quickly filled up with mail instead intended for the old rose bus including password resets, e bills and other things. >> it's a major privacy problem. >> reporter: the electronic frontier foundation says the problem is people assume their email address is theirs forever. >> the risk now that they have this new practice of recycling email addresses is very high that things like other accounts or personal information is going to end up in somebody else's hands. >> reporter: and yahoo isn't alone. microsoft has been quietly recycling email addresses for years and it's becoming standard practice for many college issued emails. yahoo tried to notify users their emails would be recycled if they hadn't logged in in over a year and says it took many precautions second bounce- backs for 30 to 60 days and unsubscribing the accounts for
6:37 pm
mailing lists. >> we have the full account number. >> reporter: but yahoo won't say how many addresses were reassigned or how many complaints like leslie's it's received. >> they are changing the price on their home that they are selling. >> reporter: yahoo compares recycling email addresses to moving. hey, when you move, you get mail sent to your old house and the new resident either forwards that mail or disposes of it. >> when you move you know you moved. when they take your email address and recycle it, it's because you usually didn't know anything about. >> reporter: the old rosebud clearly wasn't aware her email address was recycled as she was still using it for password recovery. >> user name and password. i didn't even have to reset it. it just gave did to me. >> reporter: leslie wouldn't even need a password for sites like facebook. simply enter her new email address click forgot my password and facebook would allow her to log into someone else's account. >> any site that asks you for your email address as a
6:38 pm
password reset option i could access. >> reporter: while she wouldn't, the says this demonstrates why websites should rethink using websites for password reauthentication. she is rethinking her decision about using recycled email. julie watts, kpix 5. >> yahoo won't comment on the rosebud case but leslie says she will never use that email address ever again. high praise from one. bay area's most famous authors. >> find what needs to be done. >> amy is talking about this week's jefferson award winner, the cause that keeps him on the move all year for one big afternoon. >> sky looked beautiful today some high, thin cirrus clouds streaming across the sky. but, of course, they didn't yield any rainfall. 53 consecutive days without rain. so is there any talk of rainfall in the seven-day forecast? find out next. i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up, a former raider
6:39 pm
tight end passes away while in surgery. a former 49er joins alex smith in kansas city. and a legendary sports agents makes a comeback. >> i miss my old friends. >> the rise and fall of lee steinberg coming up. ,,
6:40 pm
6:41 pm
6:42 pm
suffer from chronic kidney disease, according to the nati feral one million people here in the bay area suffer from -- nearly one million people in the bay area suffer from chronic kidney disease. one man spent nearly two decades getting the word out in a big way. sharon chin has won awards for her reports on bay area heroes. and she is here now to tell us about this week's jefferson award winner. >> reporter: when we met, tyler hofinga our photographer and i had practically had to run to keep up with him. he is an energizer leader and salesman who knows how to rally lots of people to a good cause. >> fabulous piece. >> reporter: tyler hofinga buzzes around the ballroom. >> how are you? >> reporter: calm, cool and in command. >> my attention to detail is very high. and we produce an exceptional experience for our clients and
6:43 pm
patrons. >> reporter: he is getting ready to welcome 1500 people at the san francisco hilton hotel to hear from famous authors like an lamott, simon winchester and others. for 19 years, tyler has chaired the author's luncheon. the largest fundraiser fortunate kidney foundation in san francisco. >> when you love something, it's not work. >> reporter: tyler's volunteer efforts help increase awareness, prevention and treatment for some 73 million americans at risk for chronic kidney disease and 26 million people who already have it. >> yay, tyler! >> thank you. >> reporter: the fall luncheon raised more than $400,000. nicole friedland of the national kidney foundation says the money helps get the word out. >> kidney disease is fairly silent. it often doesn't present until the kidneys are failing. >> we have an agenda prepared. >> reporter: tyler plans months in advance and oversees every last detail. author amy tan has worked alongside tyler. >> he just finds what needs to
6:44 pm
be done. he brings in these patrons and that is one of the hardest things you have to do to get this thing going year after year after year and make it a tradition. >> reporter: thanks to tyler and the kidney foundation, jessica goldman foung says she is gets support while awaiting a kidney transplant. >> it gives me encouragement and the resources to do everything i want to do to not only keep myself healthy, but to fulfill all my life goals. >> the kidney foundation made such a significant contribution to so many, that's why i think i'm passionate about it. >> reporter: so for 19 years of faithful fundraising fortunate kidney foundation, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to tyler hofinga. a lot of people get involved with the luncheon because they know someone with the kidney disease but tyler has no one in the family with kidney problems. he was a guest at a fundraiser hosted by larry ellison from oracle his boss at the time.
6:45 pm
he got recruited to cochair the author's luncheon. >> the author he wants to see is nicholas sparks as a featured author. he loves him so if you know anyone who knows anyone who knows him. that's the guy he wants to get. >> 1500 people. he doesn't mess around. he had a lot of folks there. >> serious phrasing. >> commands the room. >> thank you, sharon. you can get involved to fight kidney disease using the link online to our jefferson awards page at kpix.com/hero. i know we need the rain. we have been talking about it for months. >> too long. >> but today the skies were gorgeous. you have to appreciate good weather. >> yeah. because the rain will eventually come. so we have the sunshine out. let's embrace it, enjoy it another nice day out there today. for some of you the warmest day we have had in a couple of weeks. you hit 80 in sonoma today. check the calendar two weeks away from thanksgiving. sfo 72 today then came the fog
6:46 pm
and you have some fog off to your west. daly city about 53 degrees right now. it is chilly in the normally foggy spots including the golden gate. the city 54. 57 in santa rosa and fog. oakland at 68. concord 66. livermore and san jose also in the 60s. so we have the haves and have knots. we have a lot to talk about tonight. i want you to spend a few minutes and send me a question on twitter tweet me tonight until 8:00. i'll be answer your questions. send a tweet too @pauldeannokpix. overnight lows. it's simple. we like things basic. i'm a weather guy. come on. concord 46. 51 degrees tomorrow morning in san francisco. there will be fog at the coast. won't last as long. schoolcast in gilroy tomorrow's forecast for you at
6:47 pm
glenview elementary schools, 66 degrees com lunchtime, sunny and cool. we pick one different school each morning and night at kpix.com/schoolcast. no storms near us because the ridge of high pressure. it's parked off to our west deflecting all the rain but here's the key. you will hear a lot about this next week. cold down to texas. cold down to atlanta. cold all the way to new york city. cold down to florida. but not cold here. the same blocking ridge of high pressure taking the storms and sending them away will keep the cold on the eastern side of the sierra. we will stay mild some of you in the 70s once again next week. the cold stuff and wet stuff not close to here for a while but we'll be cooler and not as warm as today. that will begin tomorrow. cooler cloudier still over the weekend. some of you will barely make it to 60 on saturday. speaking of 60, our rain-free streak if we get another week without rainfall we'll hit 60 days. we won't see rain over the next
6:48 pm
week. we'll have a 60-day fall rain- free streak by this time next week. livermore tomorrow 72, cooler but still above normal. san jose topping out at 68, campbell 69, palo alto, san mateo, 67. sunshine for you in pleasant hill. 70 for you. antioch 70. fairfield 72. napa 72. foggy start sunny finish in the city, mid-60s. alameda 67. petaluma 71. clearlake cooler but still nice, sunshine with a high of 70. extended forecast, 60s on friday, low to mid-60s on saturday. there's your cooling trend. sunday we're chilly but next week, the sunshine is back. milder weather is back. no rain. no cold. just really nice weather to get outside. that's your forecast. sports is next. ,,
6:49 pm
6:50 pm
i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible.
6:51 pm
tranplant surgery... the fi time pro bowler won two sup bowls with the silver and b had be todd christensen died this morning from complications during liver transplant surgery. the five time pro bowler won two super bowls with the silver and black and had been battling liver disease. he was 57 years old. 49ers safety eric reid has been cleared to practice and is expected to play against the saints. the team's first round pick had another welcome to the nfl moment last sunday when he suffered his second concussion of the season.
6:52 pm
>> i have never had a concussion before and to get two in one season is different for me. but with that being said, you know, this is the nfl. guys are a little bit stronger and bigger than what i'm used to playing so, you know, i might have to adjust the way i play a little bit. >> back in the days of, you know, two fingers, three fingers, one finger, you know, uhm, how many fingers i got up? it's advanced, you know, so much further from that. >> leave it up to the doctors. leave me out of it. the chief strategy of picking ex-49ers continues. kansas city claims kyle williams off wagers and join jenkins and alex smith to make room for williams. in the early 1970s most professional athletes were represented by their parents. then the era of agents came into play and there was none better than berkeley law student lee steinberg. >> coming back to a school
6:53 pm
where i was class president and campus where i was student body president. and i miss all my old friends. >> reporter: it is a good bet that they miss him too. lee steinberg has been to the mountaintop. the best sports agent that ever was. an ethical man in a sometimes unethical business. this weekend steinberg came home to where it all began as a young kid who simply wanted to help his friend steve bar could you ski negotiate a contract with the atlanta falcons. did you realize at the time how big this would get? >> get to the airport and there are lights flashing in the sky like for a movie premiere. a huge crowd is pressed up against the police line and the first thing we hear is, we interrupt the johnny carson show to bring you a special news bull ton. steve and his attorney lee steinberg have just arrived at the atlanta airport. we switch you live for an in- depth interview. so i looked at him probably the way that dorothy looked at toto
6:54 pm
when they got to munchkinland. i said, bart, now we're not in berkeley anymore. >> reporter: far from it. he found home in the emerald city with a little luck. at the world football league's challenge meant big money for steve bartkowski, it meant unprecedented riches for another young quarterback out of byu. >> steve young and kelly two of the most talked about young quarterbacks in professional football. >> reporter: the usfl was dead set on signing young. while steinberg continued to say no, the los angeles express continued to up the ante. >> by the time we were done, we had a $42 million contract for four years that made worldwide headlines. >> gobble, gobble, gobble. some giant turkey. >> reporter: long before jim harbaugh resurrected the 49ers, he was the sought-after quarterback at michigan. is he the same harbaugh that we see today? >> first thing that happened is he had a bad case of chickenpox
6:55 pm
when he went up for his initial press conference. so i asked someone how he had done in chicago. you know, you got a sort of nice looking client. he is very articulate and he would actually be handsome if he had a better complexion. [ laughter ] >> reporter: bartkowski, young and harbaugh a handful of people that steinberg helped become millionaires as he became a super agent. >> "show me the money"! >> congratulations. >> reporter: he went from being a big name in sports to a big name in hollywood with the release of jerry maguire. >> do speak still shout out "show me the money"? do you still get that? >> you know, that never has stopped since the film came out because they keep running it. >> reporter: he could outsmart the smartest owners in sports but steinbergcould not
6:56 pm
negotiate the same way in his personal life. in 2001, things began to unravel. he had a falling out with a business partner that led to lawsuits. homes were lost, a family gone and ultimately the one opponent he could beat, alcohol. what was the low point? when did you wake up? >> low point would have been sitting in my parents', uhm, my dad's old bedroom, my greatest aspiration was to find another bottle of vodka to drink. there are thousands of people that want to represent athletes. >> reporter: steinberg is speaking to law students on his return home. there was a time that this room would have been packed to listen to the man who owned the industry. but this is the beginning of his comeback. sobriety, a new business, and a man interested less in showing them the money than showing them he's back. when you went through what you went through, you find out who your friends are. now that you're trying to come back, are the friends still
6:57 pm
there? are the connections still there with the people who considered your friends? >> they didn't, uhm, go anywhere. i did. >> he certainly did. but he is back. lee steinberg was recently recertified. he has his agency going. and he is re-signing clients. >> wow. >> by the way, he once had this entire talent desk at kpix 5. >> absolutely he did. >> wayne walker, wendy tokuda, dave mcelhatton. he represented the dog. >> lee steinberg also tweeted about your interview with him today and called it a fantastic interview. very complimentary to you. >> it was nice of him to give us the time. >> thank you. all right. see you at 11:00. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7.
6:58 pm
6:59 pm
to save big during sleep train's triple choice sale.ck for a limited time, you can choose to save hundreds on beautyrest and posturepedic mattress sets. or choose $300 in free gifts with sleep train's most popular tempurpedic mattresses. you can even choose 48 months interest-free financing on the new tempur-choice with head-to-toe customization. the triple choice sale on now at sleep train! ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪
7:00 pm
announcer: it's time to play "family feud"! give it up for steve harvey! [applause] steve: come on, now. come on. hey, welcome to the show, folks. thank you very much. how you folks doing today? ha ha ha! well... welcome to "family feud," everybody. i'm your man steve harvey. boy, we got another good one for you today, folks. returning for their second day, from miami, florida, it's the unbelievle anderson family. [applause] and from austin, texas, it's the haddad family. i get it right? haddad? there we go. everybody's here trying to win theirself a lot of cash and the possibility of driving out in a stylish brand-new ford fusion. [applause] let's go. give me nathaniel. give me sam. [applause]

97 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on